WATCH: 8 Filipino Jukebox Musicals of the Last Decade
According to Playbill.com, jukebox musicals are “shows that feature pre-existing scores by some of music’s greatest icons, whether with the story built around the music like Mamma Mia! or using the songs to the tell the story of the artist like On Your Feet! or Beautiful.”
These are the 7 original, homegrown, Filipino jukebox musicals that have run in Manila in the last 5 years:
1. Rak of Aegis
Featuring the music of 90’s rock band Aegis
The musical was directed by Maribel Legarda and written by Liza Magtoto. Myke Salomon served as musical director, arranger, and vocal director.
2. Ang Huling El Bimbo
Featuring the music of The Eraserheads
The musical was directed by Dexter Santos, with musical direction by Myke Salomon and book written by Dingdong Novenario.
3. Eto na! Musikal nAPO!
Featuring the music of The Apo Hiking Society
The musical was written and directed by Robbie Guevara, with musical direction by Daniel Bartolome.
4. Sa Wakas
Featuring the music of Sugarfree
Sa Wakas was co-written by director Andrei Pamintuan, Ina Abuan, and producer Charissa Pammit, with musical arrangement by Ejay Yatco.
5. Ako si Josephine
Featuring the music of Yeng Constantino
The show was directed by Maribel Legarda, with a book by Liza Magtoto and musical arrangement and direction by Myke Salomon.
6. 3 Stars and a Sun
Featuring the music of Francis M
The musical was written by Mixkaela Villalon and Rody Vera, with direction by Nor Domingo, and musical direction by Myke Salomon.
7. Dirty Old Musical
Featuring the music of 80’s artists such as Basil Valdez, Yoyoy Villame, Side A, Hajji Alejandro, Hagibis, Rey Valera, Anthony Castelo, Raymond Lauchengco, Gary Granada
The show was directed by Dexter Santos, with a book by Rody Vera, and musical direction by Myke Salomon.